The real Leigh
- Nov 23, 2005
Hi Gatz,Bottom line, does anyone know the proper way to set up these photo/video sites ?
I don't use any of the public sites.
The preferred option for photos, if they're small enough, is to use the Attachment feature on this site. It gives a thumbnail at the bottom of the post. Click on the thumbnail for a full-size image. The downside is that you can't post large files.
The second alternative, which I normally use, is to put the stuff on your personal website. I have a few of my own to choose from. Most ISPs provide a website as part of your subscription. You may not have used it at all. That site would not be linked to anything else, so there's no security concern.
To put a photo on any website you need an FTP program. The easiest one I've found is a freebie add-on to Firefox. If you're not already using that browser I would strongly suggest you try it.
All you have to do to use the add-on is provide the URL, user name and password for the site you want to access. You click on the Connect command, and the connection is established automatically. Then you either drag and drop or double-click on files that you wish to send and away they go (remaining on your local computer, of course).